Ashford Castle
County Mayo,
Ireland

Ashford Castle

Estate Hotel

Hotel

With 700 years of history surrounding this wonderful residence, every visit to Ashford Castle is a memorable experience.

In addition to its own nine-hole golf course, which is maintained in pristine condition, the Ashford Estate offers its guests a host of other outdoor and indoor pursuits such as lake cruises, falconry, tennis, clay pigeon shooting and snooker.

Every one of the elegant bedrooms has an individual charm, with many retaining their original features such as four-poster beds.

There’s a luxurious spa with a range of beauty treatment options, while chef Stefan Matz has developed four unique dining experiences for the George V, Connaught, Drawing Room and Cullens restaurants.

A further highlight of the Castle is a tour of the George V Gallery which documents the historic visit in 1905 of the Prince of Wales, later King George V of England. The prince was so enthralled with Ashford Castle that he extended his stay from 2 days to 1 month.

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Ashford Castle Aerial View

Guest Rooms

Ashford Castle offers guests 83 individually designed rooms including 5 suites.

Corrib Rooms These king/twin-bedded rooms are individually designed and appointed with classic style furnishings and fabrics in keeping with the essence of the castle. Each room commands spectacular views of either Lough Corrib, Ireland’s second largest lake, River Cong or the Ashford Gardens.

As with all rooms in the castle amenities include fully interactive T.V. system with movies on demand, music on demand, internet access, writing desk, direct dial telephone, voicemail, trouser press, safety deposit box, sherry decanter.

Deluxe Rooms These king/queen/twin-bedded rooms are again each designed individually. The décor is classic in style with a larger floor space than Corrib Rooms. Deluxe Rooms boast magnificent views of Lough Corrib, River Cong or the Ashford Gardens.

Junior State Rooms are defined by their bespoke fabrics and Couristan carpets. Their very generous floor space includes a beautiful sitting area suitable for relaxing or for work. Bathrooms are spacious providing the ultimate in relaxation.

State Rooms Large castle rooms feature high ceilings located in the oldest section of the castle, dating back to the 13th and 17th centuries. Most State Rooms contain traditional four poster beds and feature original fireplaces with antique furniture. Staterooms boast large bathrooms and some feature pedestal claw baths.

Suites With wonderful views of the lake or river, each Suite is designed to the highest international standard. All suites feature a separate sitting area allowing guests spacious accommodation to best experience the uniqueness of castle life.

Master Suites offer interiors which evoke a world of refined elegance. The spaciousness of the Master Suites, which include a large separate sitting room, allow our guests to enjoy a blend of antique furniture and tastefully designed modern furnishings. Each Master Suite has a stunning lake or river view, unmatched by any other hotel in Ireland.

The full-rate Master Suite includes a complimentary bar with favourite brands, canapés for two served to the room each evening before dinner. Specially selected bath butler tray and a personal contact number of the Assistant Manager on duty for the entire stay. It is the ultimate in luxury and splendour.

Bar/Dining

Beverage

The watering holes here are worthy of special mention, notably the Prince Of Wales Cocktail Bar, with comfortable seating and fine wood panelling, and the most endearing Dungeon Bar, where guests are welcome to relax in the informal atmosphere and company of the resident harpist and singer, with nightly sing-songs. Most evenings feature an Irish Show including ballads and storytelling in the company of the resident entertainers.

Dining

During the summer season there is a choice of two restaurants: The George V Dining Room, offering classical Irish Cuisine; or speciality restaurant The Connaught Room, which offers classical French Cuisine.

The George V Dining Room, with room for 150 guests and breathtaking views across the river, luxurious furnishings and most discreet service, is the perfect setting in which to celebrate the traditional art of elegant dining.

The Connaught Room, with a capacity of 48, is Ashford's award-winning gourmet restaurant, rich in wood carvings and delicate furnishings. The room is considered one of the finest in the Castle. A unique and priceless feature is the hand-crafted Inglenook reaching twenty feet to the oak ceiling.

Afternoon Tea is served in the elegant Drawing Room with magnificent panoramic views of Lough Corrib.

Dress Requirement

Jacket & Tie are required dress for Gentlemen after 7.00pm.

Leisure Facilities

Golf is complimentary to residents of Ashford Castle on the very enjoyable 9-hole course designed by Irish Golf Architect, Eddie Hackett.

Gardens: Guests at Ashford Castle can enjoy relaxing walks amid the peaceful tranquillity offered by a 350-acre estate incorporating the original gardens as designed by Lord & Lady Ardilaun (Guinness)

Fishing: Fishing available for residents on Lough Corrib and the River Cong. Lough Corrib is regarded as one of Europe’s best Salmon & Brown Trout fisheries, Ghillie, Boat and equipment are available on request.

Health & Beauty Rooms: Located in the Castle, facilities include:- Sauna, Jacuzzi, Steamroom and fully equipment gymnasium which is complimentary to residents. Full range of Health & Beauty treatments also available

Sports: Horse riding, Bicycle hire, Clay Target shooting, Archery, Falconry, Tennis

Travel/Weather

From Galway City, follow signs Castlebar (N84) until Headford (R334) and Glencorrib, and finally Cross (R346) where you turn left at the church for Cong. The entrance to Ashford Castle is on the left hand side before you come to Cong.

From Knock Airport, travel south for Claremorris, Balinrobe, and then Cong from where the directions are as above.

Fishing

Lough Corrib is regarded as one of Europe's best salmon and brown trout fisheries. The Lake is open to the public and Ghillies (local fishing guides) are available for Castle residents. Ghillies can accommodate up to three fishermen in one boat and are available for half or full day's charter.

The shores of the Cong River provide River fishing, again renowned for its salmon.

Ashford Castle now runs fly fishing schools in partnership with Orvis Fly Fishing Company, which has an international renowned reputation as both a fly fishing equipment manufacturer and for running fly fishing schools. The schools are run over a few days and cover all aspects of the activity from casting to knots etc.

Fishing Calendar & Rates

Calendar
SeasonDates
Salmon and Brown TroutMay – Sept
Rates
OptionRate
Half Day*from €95
Full Day*from €150
*Includes hire of Ghillie (guide), boat & tackle
Boat Onlyfrom €30
Boat & Enginefrom €60

Please ask your Ascot Golf Sales Representative to include Fishing with your visit to Ashford Castle, Co Mayo, Ireland.

Spa

Ashford Castle Spa is part of a five-star resort set in a tranquil forest estate overlooking Lough Corrib in the West of Ireland.

Health and Beauty facilities include treatment rooms offering Yon Ka products. The Yon Ka philosophy is to give the skin the means to recover its balance and all its energy, with visible results after each skin treatment.

Treatments include:

  • Swedish massage

  • Aromatherapy massage

  • Body detox

  • Spa foot treatment

  • Intense facials

For further details on the Spa at Ashford Castle, please ask your Ascot Golf Sales agent, or, to ensure availability at the spa for your visit to Ashford Castle please include your spa preferences with your Ascot Golf holiday booking.

Ashford Castle

Par: 35

Length: 2996 yards


Course designer: Eddie Hackett

This beautiful 9 hole parkland course provides the perfect environment for golfers of all ages to hone their skills. The course was designed by the renowned Irish golf architect, Eddie Hackett and was created with imaginative integration of natural features and hazards, ensuring a marvellous contribution to the tough par 3s, exciting par 4s and a formidable par 5.

Ballinrobe

Ballinrobe

Par: 73

Length: 6854 yards


Course designer: Eddie Hackett

Ballinrobe

Ballinrobe is located in a mature estate with ruins dating back to the 1200’s. On the golf course, water features on 7 of the 18 holes, with several carries required on approach shots.

"This must be the finest championship course in the West of Ireland. The pars threes, in particular, are a delight. My favourite hole is the fifth which has a marvellous green inset into the River Robe." Padraig Harrington

Connemara

Connemara

Par: 72

Length: 7270 yards


Course designer: Eddie Hackett

Connemara

The Connemara Golf links is bounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean, while on the 'inland' side the golfer can enjoy an excellent view of the 'Twelve Bens' mountains.

The prettiest hole of the course is the 13th, where the golfer will probably be more fascinated by the view of the Atlantic Ocean and by the rest of the course than by his ball!

There are 27 holes at Connemara and A & B are the Championship nines with the newer C nine holes offering a good test, with tight fairways and a par of 35, if either of the other nines are unavailable.

Carne

Carne

Par: 72

Length: 6445 yards


Course designer: Eddie Hackett

Carne

The most astonishing, inspiring, natural course that you are ever likely to see” – Keith Ging, Golf International

Carne is a challenge in stamina as well as golfing skills, situated amongst great sand dunes on the north west Atlantic coast of Blacksod Bay.

The natural and unspoilt environment that surrounds Carne makes it "everything you could ever ask for from the 1st tee to the 18th green" - James W. Finnegan - (Emerald Fairways), and a genuine “must-play” course that you’ll remember long after your round.

Westport

Westport

Par: 73

Length: 6720 yards


Course designer: Fred Hawtree

Westport

Westport Golf Club, which played host to the 2002 Smurfit Irish PGA Championship, is an 18-hole parkland course with breathtaking views of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay.

The signature hole is the long par 5 15th, which requires a drive over a bay, with the seascape hugging the left hand side of the fairway all the way to the green.

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What's included

  • Accommodation in Corrib River View Rooms, Breakfast, Green Fees and Taxes

What's not included

  • Flights, Car Hire/Transfers, Lunch, Dinner and Buggy Hire

Standard conditions

  • Holiday Bookings to be received no later than 7 days before travel.
  • Holidays crossing date bands listed above will be priced on a Pro-Rata basis.
  • All Prices listed are subject to availability at the time of Booking.
  • Please await confirmation of your reservation before completing flight arrangements.

Upgrades & discounts

Children Sharing Parents' Room
Age 0 - 12 yrs (only avaliable in Deluxe Rooms, Staterooms or Suites) £0 Per Child Per Night
3rd Person Sharing
Only Avaliable in Deluxe Rooms, Staterooms or Suites £106 Per Person Per Night
Half Board
5-course table d'Hote at The George V Restaurant £69 Per Person Per Night
Additional Nights
Corrib Lake View Room On Request
Room Upgrade (Supplement)
Deluxe Room On Request
Deluxe Lake View Room On Request
State Room On Request
Suite On Request
Knock International Airport (65 km)
1-4 Persons £97 Per Vehicle Journey
16 Persons £274 Per Vehicle Journey
Galway International Airport (44 km)
1-4 Persons £97 Per Vehicle Journey
16 Persons £274 Per Vehicle Journey
Shannon International Airport (127 km)
1-4 Persons £340 Per Vehicle Journey
Ashford Castle Golf Course (Resort)
On Request
Ballinrobe GC (12 km)
On Request
Westport GC (48 km)
On Request
Connemara (64 km)
On Request
Carne (115 km)
On Request
Weekend Golf Supplement
Package rates based on Week-Day Golf. Weekend Supplement Applies

Additional information

Payment terms
A deposit of 20% is payable for bookings made more than 4 months in advance, with the balance payable 45 days before travel.
More than 30 days prior to departure
20% of total price
30 to 15 days prior to departure
35% of total price
14 to 8 days prior to departure
50% of total price
7 to 2 days prior to departure
90% of total price
1 day prior to departure or day of departure
100% of total price
Standard fee per person
Requests to change confirmed holidays should be notified by the Party Leader to Ascot Golf in writing.
If it is possible to make the Requested change, a fee is payable per change, in addition to any additional charge/expense which the change may attract.
£30 Per person per change
Flights
Flights may be arranged for your group by Ascot Golf with ATOL protection
For groups, or On Request, we will be pleased to include flight bookings with your Golf Holiday Package.
Car Hire
Ascot Golf arranges car rental and transfers at all our of Golf Holiday destinations.
Please ask for a Car Rental quote with your Holiday enquiry or reservation.

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